Northern Lights

Aurora borealis over Scotland captured from space

<b>Scotland is well known for its spectacular views. But those views may be even more stunning from space.</b><p>A Nasa astronaut captured the aurora over Scotland from the international space station.<p>Randy Bresnik is the commander of the international space station and has been an astronaut for over 10 …

Space

The Northern Lights showcase some of its brightest moments over Alaska

The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, shone brightly over Palmer, Alaska, during the night of Monday, November 20 and into the …

The most stylish mountain hotels for relaxing... no skiing required

From northern Italy to chic Megève via Finnish Lapland, here are the most stylish places to relax, no skiing required

Hotels

7 Black Friday Deals Millennials Will Actually Want

$99 tickets to Iceland, anyone?<p>Millennials are known for valuing experiences over material goods (or even Starbucks). When it comes to Black Friday deals, then, it's no surprise that things like travel, tickets to music festivals, and adventures in learning are more appealing than purses, tablets, …

Kenny Chesney

Escape city life at these public lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior is joining in the #OptOutside message to encourage people to explore the great outdoors this Black Friday. They've chosen some beautiful, scenic public lands convenient to cities around the USA to choose from, so take a look at the gallery above, or check out …

National Parks

What you need to know before heading to Iceland | kasiawrites - travel blog

Iceland is the new black<p>To say I am a big fan of Iceland is a bit of an understatement. You have probably noticed this if you’re following me on …

Iceland

Blazing fireball over Finland turns night into day

At around 6:40 p.m. local time in Lapland Finland, Tony Bateman, who runs Aurora Service Tours, felt his cottage "violently" shake as he heard a loud …

Space

It’s Aurora Season in Fairbanks and You Really Ought to Go

<b><br>When the sky darkens in Fairbanks, Alaska, the aurora borealis overtakes the night.</b><p>This spectacular light display can be seen throughout the year, …

Iceland

Why You Need to Go to Lapland This Winter, in 17 Enchanting Photos

Dog Sledding<p>The experience of dashing through Lapland's landscape on a dog sled is well worth the little effort it takes to master it. (Never step …

Iceland

The Most Instagrammed Winter Travel Desinations Of 2017...

Forget about the sun, just for a few moments. It’ll still be there when winter is over, but there’s something truly magical about winter travel. The …

Yosemite National Park

Alaska sky lit up by northern lights

Early this morning, Alaska residents were treated with an amazing light show. The Alaskan sky lit up and bathed the area in a green glow from the …

Amazing

The #ThinkProject series: Meet Our Light Painting Prize Winner - The GORE-TEX® Brand Blog

Continuing our #ThinkProject recap, we’re looking back at the exciting adventures and mindful activities we were a part of this year. We wanted to …

Camping

My Favorite Gloves for Landscape Photography

Keeping my hands warm has been one of the bigger challenges during the last several winters but earlier this year I finally found a solution – and my …

Landscape Photography

American Airlines is going to fly to Iceland from next summer

If you’ve always dreamed about taking in the Northern Lights, you may welcome the news that American Airlines is adding Iceland to its schedule next summer. It will offer flights from 7 June through to October between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Keflavík International Airport in …

Iceland

17 Best Places for Landscape Photography in Iceland

Home » Tutorials » Landscape » <b>17 Best Places for Landscape Photography in I...</b><p>Nicknamed the land of fire and ice, Iceland is wealthy with geological …

Iceland

Donegal's Dream Year: How 2017 saw the 'forgotten' county take off

Mere months later, one of the world's most influential travel magazines, National Geographic Traveller, jumped on board, wowing its readers with …

Ireland

AIA Seattle announces 2017 Honor Awards winners

Featuring projects from 18 local architects and firms<p>American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle announced the winners of their 67th annual honors awards last week, recognizing projects that Washington-based architects have worked on in the past year.<p>Out of 133 submissions, 18 designs, both …

Construction

11 New Books to Read During Winter Travel Delays (2017)

Anticipating lengthy holiday or winter-weather travel delays? Then you should have some exciting titles on hand to make long waits fly by.<p><b>New Books</b> …

Books

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Latest in Taxes, Bitcoin's Rebound, The Intelligent Investor

With the Senate stepping up to the plate in the tax overhaul effort sometime after Thanksgiving, Wealth Adviser HQ figured it would be a good moment to take a look at some highlights of WSJ coverage from the past week:<p>Below, some of the best analysis and insight from WSJ writers and columnists, and …

Business

10 reasons being a pilot isn’t as cool as you think (and 1 that makes it all worthwhile)

1. We don’t make as much money as you think.<p>As of May 2014, the average pilot income was $75,000. That’s an average. My salary in the first year with …

Aviation

Brilliant Photos of Campsites Under the Stars

Let this gallery of stunning nighttime shots inspire your outdoor-sleeping adventures.<p>There's nothing quite like sleeping under the stars. Whether you've set up your tent in the middle of the desert, next to a glistening lake, or atop a snowy mountain, the night sky provides the perfect canvas for …

National Parks

Why the sky turned bright red for 9 days over East Asia in 1770

• <b>For nine days in 1770, the sky over Japan, Korea, and eastern China were a deep crimson red color.</b>• <b><br>Scientists were able to figure out that this happened because of an aurora, but new documents have revealed the phenomenon lasted much longer and over a larger area than they initially believed.</b>• <b><br>If such</b> …

Magnetism

Mysterious fireball lights up Arctic sky

A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and …

Space

The Christmas Lights Road Trip Around Kansas City That's Nothing Short Of Magical

The crown-themed lights at Zona Rosa are a special break from the normal snowflakes and stars you see everywhere else. The square is filled with …

Christmas

Aurora borealis livecam catches spectacular meteor strike

A livecam meant to watch the northern lights also catches the daytime-bright arrival of a meteor coming in for a landing.<p>It's a scenic view from Lapland. There's a faint glow on the dark horizon and a quaint snow-covered cottage. Then it all lights up like daytime. Off to the side, a streak of …

Space

Meteor Over Finland Briefly Turns Night Into Day

This is a video captured by Youtuber Aurora Borealis (LIVE!) while live-streaming the Northern Lights of a meteor that briefly turns the night sky as …

Space

We look under the storytelling hood, with great tips on pitching *and* writing

We really looked under the hood of literary journalism this week, with wonderful tips on how to pitch <i>and</i> write your stories. In the second …

Stevie Wonder

The Ultimate Guide - Iceland In Winter 2018

“<i>The true allure of Iceland is that it’s like nowhere else on the planet, largely because of the way it has formed over time, both geographically and</i> …

Iceland

Chasing the Northern Lights in Tromsø: An Essential Guide

Should you book a northern lights tour?<p>I wasn’t lucky, of course, which was why I’d sought help from local tour operator Arctic Explorers at the last …

Iceland

Why should you visit Europe in the winter?

Visiting Europe during the winter doesn’t sound so enticing at first thought. The weather is cold, the winter days are shorter, and some attractions …

Europe